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River Falls Journal
Sirens to sound, but it’s only a test
UPDATE: Radio Road/Hwy. 35 opens while other roads close
'Hero driver' named Wisconsin School Bus Driver of the Year
Harsdorf: Gov. Dayton should accept new tax reciprocity offer
It's official: Tri-Angels playground site named
crime and courts
Sports Roundup Video: Amateur baseball, Fall sports preview, memories of training camp
Noted local family reunites for a special anniversary
Gathering beckons to those in need of shelter
Weekend Happenings: July 25-27
Golden girl's activity a hit at River Falls Public Library
arts and entertainment
Beth C. Ulrich, 65
Richard A. M. Kruger, 70
Carol M. Lindquist, 68
Clyde Gunsallus, 90
Patrick J. Huppert, 60
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 7/17/14 Cemetery Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 7/24/14 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 7/21/14 Planning Commission Meeting
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: July & August, 2014 Hydrant Flushing
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 7/22/14 Council Meeting Agenda
Days Gone By
Arts Minded: Salute to our local heroes
May 21, 2013
The Graduate: I will be a doctor, but you are illiterate and a &%*#*!
River Falls police had their hands full with a drunk 22-year-old male passenger around 1 a.m. Friday, May 17, at South Main and Broadway str...
May 21, 2013 - 9:10am
May 15, 2013
Editorial: Hang on so those wheels keep on turning
Basic crime prevention is often aimed at adults: How do we protect our homes and autos from break-ins and thefts. Now that warmer weather has...
opinion / editorials
May 15, 2013 - 4:07pm
Hwy. 35 crash results in injury, citation
The commute home to River Falls at the intersection of southbound Hwy. 35 and Radio Road was slowed late Tuesday afternoon, May 14, by a car vs. motorcycle collision. The injured motorcyclist, Michael D. Fisher, Jr., 33, Hammond, was heading south toward River Falls when a 1996 Honda...
news / accidents
May 15, 2013 - 10:01am
RFPD gears up for extra seat-belt enforcement
The River Falls Police Department will join hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement mobilization from May 20 to June 2. "Our officers will be on the lookout day and night for unbuckled motorists. If you're...
May 15, 2013 - 9:23am
May 14, 2013
Man who ditched car says women drove him crazy
A 22-year-old local man on foot, without shoes or shirt, was arrested for disorderly conduct last week Wednesday night, May 8, on Main Street...
May 14, 2013 - 9:42am
SCC mourns loss of students
The St. Croix Central School District is mourning the loss of two high school students. According to a statement by high school Principal Glen Webb on the district's website, sophomore Erika Borgstrom, 16, and senior Dakotah Coach, 18, took their own lives in the early morning hours...
May 14, 2013 - 9:06am
May 13, 2013
NGI plea expected in school arson case
The man accused of setting fire to a Roberts school will likely enter a not guilty by reason of insanity plea, said his attorney Monday (May 13). During a brief hearing Monday afternoon, St.
May 13, 2013 - 4:31pm
May 9, 2013
Parking fee fraud reported in Pierce County
Wisconsin residents on opposite sides of the state have reported receiving fraudulent bills in the mail for supposed parking violations. The...
May 9, 2013 - 10:11am
May 8, 2013
Legislators seek domestic-abuse advocates
Wisconsin lawmakers are being asked to provide advocates who could accompany domestic abuse victims at any stage of the cases against their attackers. Assembly Assistant Majority Leader Jim Steineke proposed the measure. He said many abuse victims feel alone. They hesitate to come...
May 8, 2013 - 1:41pm
Distressed canoeists story exposed as hoax
Police in Eau Claire say a kayaker who claimed that two canoeists vanished in the Chippewa River this week made the whole story up. A 30-year-old Manitowoc man was arrested on a possible charge of obstructing an officer after rescuers spent parts of May 7 and 8 looking for the two...
outdoors / government
May 8, 2013 - 1:40pm
May 7, 2013
Prescott officer credited for saving man's life
PRESCOTT--An emergency response by a Prescott police officer is credited for saving the life of a suicidal man Wednesday, Chief of Police Mike R. Bondarenko announced. Officer Kristopher Stewart was dispatched to a residence in the city at 6:59 a.m. for a report of a 42-year-old...
May 7, 2013 - 10:06am
May 6, 2013
Young man: Were you delivering pizzas or pot?
River Falls police arrested a 22-year-old local man for drug paraphernalia possession last week Wednesday, May 1. Officers were acting on a tip...
May 6, 2013 - 4:46pm
May 3, 2013
Accused arsonist arrested, charged
Bond was set at $100,000 cash Friday afternoon for a 24-year-old Roberts man charged with setting the fire that caused $1.5 million in damage to the St. Croix Central Elementary School Tuesday. Justin W. Nelson, 46 Frank St., Roberts, was arrested late Thursday afternoon by Roberts...
May 3, 2013 - 3:03pm
May 2, 2013
Suspect arrested in SCC school fire
Roberts Police Chief Dan Burgess announced Thursday evening (May 2) that a suspect has been arrested following the investigation of the St. Croix Central Elementary School fire. Burgess made the announcement at a community meeting held by the St. Croix Central School District to...
May 2, 2013 - 10:28pm
May 1, 2013
Feds involved in Roberts school fire investigation; $5,000 reward offered for arsonist's arrest
The upper Midwest field office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced Wednesday that it is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the arson fire that caused an estimated $1.5 million...
May 1, 2013 - 4:43pm